A Comprehensive Guide to Colorado Driver Licenses
Colorado Department of Revenue
Getting a driver's license in Colorado involves several steps, each tailored to specific age groups and driving needs. This guide aims to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the process, whether you're a young driver, an adult, or a senior citizen.
Adult Permit in Colorado
Before heading to the driver license office, you should study the Colorado Driver Handbook to prepare for the written test. You'll need to pass this test to obtain an instruction permit. Here's what you need to bring to the driver license office:
Accommodations for the Driving Knowledge Test
The exam can be read by the testing machine.
Translation to other spoken languages is available (you must provide the translator).
An at-home testing option is available.
Out-of-State Instruction Permit Holders
If you're older than 21 and have an out-of-state instruction permit, you'll need to get a new Colorado permit and then take the drive skills test with a driving school.
Minor Drivers Under 21
Colorado has a Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program designed to help young drivers gain experience safely. The program offers three types of licenses: instruction permits, minor driver licenses, and full privileges at age 21.
Drivers 65 and Older
Colorado offers a variety of license options for drivers 65 and older, including a shorter renewal cycle and the option to renew online.
Online renewal options are available.
Special procedures are in place for those turning 21.
Colorado also offers identification cards separate from driver licenses.
Understanding the Colorado driver license system is crucial for anyone looking to drive in the state. This guide aims to provide you with all the information you need to navigate this system successfully.